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System Administration Guide: IP Services     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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Part I TCP/IP Administration

1.  Planning an IPv4 Addressing Scheme (Tasks)

2.  Planning an IPv6 Addressing Scheme (Overview)

3.  Planning an IPv6 Network (Tasks)

4.  Configuring TCP/IP Network Services and IPv4 Addressing (Tasks)

5.  Enabling IPv6 on a Network (Tasks)

6.  Administering a TCP/IP Network (Tasks)

7.  Configuring IP Tunnels

8.  Troubleshooting Network Problems (Tasks)

9.  TCP/IP and IPv4 in Depth (Reference)

10.  IPv6 in Depth (Reference)


11.  About DHCP (Overview)

12.  Planning for DHCP Service (Tasks)

13.  Configuring the DHCP Service (Tasks)

14.  Administering DHCP (Tasks)

15.  Configuring and Administering the DHCP Client

16.  Troubleshooting DHCP (Reference)

17.  DHCP Commands and Files (Reference)

Part III IP Security

18.  IP Security Architecture (Overview)

19.  Configuring IPsec (Tasks)

20.  IP Security Architecture (Reference)

21.  Internet Key Exchange (Overview)

22.  Configuring IKE (Tasks)

23.  Internet Key Exchange (Reference)

24.  IP Filter in Oracle Solaris (Overview)

Introduction to Filter

Information Sources for Open Source IPFilter

IP Filter Packet Processing

Guidelines for Using IP Filter

Using IP Filter Configuration Files

Working With IP Filter Rule Sets

Using IP Filter's Packet Filtering Feature

Configuring Packet Filtering Rules

Using IP Filter's NAT Feature

Configuring NAT Rules

Using IP Filter's Address Pools Feature

Configuring Address Pools

Packet Filter Hooks

IPv6 for IP Filter

IP Filter Man Pages

25.   IP Filter (Tasks)

Part IV Networking Performance

26.  Integrated Load Balancer Overview

27.  Configuration of Integrated Load Balancer Tasks

28.  Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (Overview)

29.  VRRP Configuration (Tasks)

30.  Implementing Congestion Control

Part V IP Quality of Service (IPQoS)

31.  Introducing IPQoS (Overview)

32.  Planning for an IPQoS-Enabled Network (Tasks)

33.  Creating the IPQoS Configuration File (Tasks)

34.  Starting and Maintaining IPQoS (Tasks)

35.  Using Flow Accounting and Statistics Gathering (Tasks)

36.  IPQoS in Detail (Reference)



IPv6 for IP Filter

Beginning with the Solaris 6/06 release, support for IPv6 is available with IP Filter. IPv6 packet filtering can filter based on the source/destination IPv6 address, pools containing IPv6 addresses, and IPv6 extension headers.

IPv6 is similar to IPv4 in many ways. However, header and packet size differ between the two versions of IP, which is an important consideration for IP Filter. IPv6 packets known as jumbograms contain a datagram longer than 65,535 bytes. IP Filter does not support IPv6 jumbograms. To learn more about other IPv6 features, see Major Features of IPv6.

Note - For more information on jumbograms, refer to the document IPv6 Jumbograms, RFC 2675 from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). []

IP Filter tasks associated with IPv6 do not differ substantially from IPv4. The most notable difference is the use of the -6 option with certain commands. Both the ipf command and the ipfstat command include the -6 option for use with IPv6 packet filtering. Use the -6 option with the ipf command to load and flush IPv6 packet filtering rules. To display IPv6 statistics, use the -6 option with the ipfstat command. The ipmon and ippool commands also support IPv6, although there is no associated option for IPv6 support. The ipmon command has been enhanced to accommodate the logging of IPv6 packets. The ippool command supports the pools with IPv6 addresses. You can create pools of only IPv4 or IPv6 addresses, or a pool containing both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses within the same pool.

You can use the ipf6.conf file to create packet filtering rule sets for IPv6. By default, the ipf6.conf configuration file is included in the /etc/ipf directory. As with the other filtering configuration files, the ipf6.conf file loads automatically during the boot process when it is stored in the /etc/ipf directory. You can also create and store an IPv6 configuration file in another location and load the file manually.

Note - Network Address Translation (NAT) does not support IPv6.

Once packet filtering rules for IPv6 have been set up, activate IPv6 packet filtering capabilities by plumbing the inet6 version of the interface.

For more information on IPv6, see Chapter 2, Planning an IPv6 Addressing Scheme (Overview). For tasks associated with IP Filter, see Chapter 25, IP Filter (Tasks).